Traditionally, the beginning of summer and vacations start on the Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, became a federal holiday in 1967 although it has been celebrated since after the Civil War, then as Decoration Day, to remember fallen soldiers. In the 20th century it became all encompassing to honor Americans from all wars and all armed forces. All flags should be flown ½ mast from dawn to noon and many will visit the graves of loved ones. National cemeteries, as well as many local ones, place small flags on the graves of those who served our country in war and play the official musical salute Taps . One of my traditions is to attend mass that is held, weather permitting, in the small parish cemetery of St. Mary’s in Milford. It is a reflective and peaceful way to start the day.
We are closed Sunday and Monday to give the Bistro her much deserved “every six months” facelift. Tables and chairs will be refurbished along with a deep cleaning and touch-up paint job. We’ll re-open for dinner on Tuesday at 4 PM.
Chalkboard Features are especially Outstanding this week... Most important, Gazpacho is back…summer has arrived! Ours is the best. No brag, just fact! Also as STARTERS there is Beet Hummus and Spicy Asian Flavored Chicken Wings. My favorite is a Vegetarian Grain Salad Full of Veggies, Wheat Berries and a Shallot Vinaigrette. Your Favorite will be the Fried Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breast served with Mac and Cheese. Seared Ahi Tuna and Roasted Rainbow Trout Round out a Spectacular Special Menu.
Have a safe holiday everyone. Relax. Reflect. Be Grateful to those who have protected our Great Country.
MAKE EVERY DAY A MILLION DOLLAR ONE!
See you at the Bistro!! XXOO, Mary